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The 1-Ingredient Upgrade for Better Store-Bought Eggnog (It Costs Zero Dollars)

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By Sheela Prakash

How To Shake Your Store-Bought Eggnog

The process couldn’t be more simple. Start with your favorite jug of store-bought eggnog. While I’ll forever have a soft spot for Hood, which hails from New England, I recently tasted California-based Straus Family Creamery eggnog and I am a convert.

For one drink, fill your cocktail shaker with about two cups of ice. Pour in 3/4 cup of eggnog and, if spiking it, one ounce of your alcohol of choice. For me, that is either dark rum or bourbon. Seal the shaker and shake it vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds until the outside of the shaker is frosty. Strain the eggnog into a glass. I like an ice-filled one, but no ice is traditional and equally great. Garnish with ground nutmeg or cinnamon and enjoy.

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